Friday, December 23, 2011
Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by J B Lynn
She's only doing what she has to do to pay for the cost of care of her little niece, who is also her Godchild. She doesn't know if she can, but she knows she has to...
HarperCollins sent me a copy of this in ebook form for review (thank you). It's being published by Avon/Mira at the end of January, so add it to your TBR list now.
This story reminded me of Janet Evanovich's series with Stephanie Plum. I think Maggie and Steph would like each other.
Maggie is a very interesting character. She works for an insurance claims office answering calls and questions. She's mild, has no boyfriend, and isn't aggressive. Her new responsibilities are overwhelming. Critical care is not cheap and her Godchild is in a coma and needs the best of care.
When she accidentally bumps into a man in the hospital corridor after the funerals and he's totally rude, she's about as stressed out as she can be. She decides to tell him off and follows him into the room to find him trying to smother a child to death. She picks up a chair and bats him in the head and manages to get away when he tries to get even. After security hauls him away, she meets his father-in-law.
When the father-in-law offers enough money to care to for her little one in an excellent facility just for killing that bastard that tried to kill his own son, she first thinks no. Then she thinks yes. She feels she has no choice.
Throw three witches (some people put a "b" at the beginning of that word), two cops, a handicap seer, and a talking lizard in and you have the mix of characters that Ms. Lynn created for this story.
I found myself laughing though out the story. This tale is a hoot. I'm also sure that there will be more of Maggie May in future books. Her story is just getting started.
I really enjoyed this tale. Imagine a tiny Lizard named Godzilla who asks you to call him God for short. This book has one...